Thursday, September 20, 2018

StyleBop Discounts Hit 80% Off

StyleBop is offering a deal that might be hard to refuse. A selection of sale merchandise that is already discounted 70% off is now an extra 20% off. The special promotion runs through Monday and the total savings are upwards of 80% on some items.


We were actually very surprised about how many great items we found. Check out this Delpozo silk gown that's about $800 from $3235. It's such a vibrant print and fabulously chic. Here is an Alyx Studio silver blouse that looks horrible in this photograph but will be really great when paired with the right bottom and it's just $220 from $910. Over this way, a Marc Jacobs red crepe dress is $180 from $735 and a coat from Maison Margiela is $725 from $900.

The extra discount promotion extends beyond the most reduced sale merchandise and can be applied to almost all sale items. (We just like to target the best deals, of course.) Balenciaga tweed ankle boots are already rescued 40% and Marni cognac boots will have you on point through the next season.

As far as sales go, StyleBop's selection seems to be pretty on point. There is even an assortment of sizes still available. Seems like a good opportunity to pick up something extra nice before Winter shopping officially begins.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Coming Soon: David Yurman Sample Sale

The sample sale that you have been waiting for is for is finally here. David Yurman will be hosting his semi-annual sample sale starting October 11. Discounts normally range from 30% to 60% off retail and 10% of all proceeds on the first day of the sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.






At David Yurman's last sale, we scoped out a line that almost spanned the full avenue. Shoppers waited hours before gaining entrance.  Cable bracelets were reduced 30% off and other styles were discounted by 50%. Rings and necklaces were 50% off and watches and pendants were reduced by 60%.

Prices at this sale aren't precisely a steal. This is a good option for discount shoppers considering how David Yurman jewelry retains its value and how it's become increasingly difficult to find the designer's jewelry at outlets or discount stores.

There are additional markdowns taken throughout the sale. If you don't mind a wait, we suggest attending the sale early to get the best selection. Alternatively, we found some discount Yurman you can start shopping now.

David Yurman Sample Sale
Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th
Thurs 3pm–8, Fri & Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The It-it: Micro-Pleated Midi Skirts

Fashion week, or month, is in full motion. As we dive into one collection to another we have been struck by the abundance of micro pleated midi-skirts. As Fall approaches, the longer skirts seem almost irresistible.





Sally LaPointe, Gabriela Hearst, and Ulla Johnson are just a few designers that feel head-over-pleat for Summer '19. On the runway, we saw these tiny pleats shown as monochromatic ensembles. The long line of just one color appears is slimming, clean and classic. The impact is really felt when a bright color like fuschia or red is used. To add a more casual vibe, pair your midi-skirt with a logo tee or oversized sweatshirt and low cowboy boots.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Inside: 10 Corso Como NY

I was barely a teenager the first time I went to 10 Corso Como, in Milan. The out-of-the-way neighborhood even baffled the taxi driver. I remember driving around for some time until we realized it was better to find the store by foot.


It was cold and dark outside but the moment we walked in I knew I was somewhere special. It wasn’t a store layout I recognized. 10 Corso Como blended nature with fashion. Clothing and art were commingled. It was hard to know what was for sale and what was a retail prop.

After several years of anticipation, 10 Corso Como opened in New York and surprisingly maintained the same retail philosophy as its Milan predecessor in the 90s. The store is located at the South Street Seaport district, which is not usually frequented by indigenous New Yorkers. Just like in Milan, it took a moment to find the entrance. (I happened to enter from the back of this store.) The store also blends fashion, art, fragrance and home decor.

The clothing is generally what you would expect to find in an experimental retail environment. There are tiny bouti2ues to explore, like at Dover Street Market. There is a lot of Comme des Garçons, Maison Margiela, exclusive Gucci and Balenciaga pieces and a great Prada capsule collection.

In addition, there are some brands that I haven’t seen (or noticed) in ages. For example, I spotted an entire rack of Rudi Gurnreich and some incredible exclusive pieces from Alaia. Most of the fashion price points are on the expensive side but there were some surprises, like a baby soft coat in pink from Mansur Gavriel that's under $1000. You can see pictures of some of my favorite items in the jump.

The buyers, or should we call them curators, of 10 Corso Como know that most people aren’t in the market for a $3000 reflective skit and have created a large collection of Corso Como branded items for the souvenir shopper. There are store-branded phone cases for $50, Italian olive oil for $65, logo-ed Superga sneakers for $120 and branded Birkenstocks for $240. It would really be hard to walk out with absolutely nothing. I have pictures in the jump.

Like every great destination retailer, there is a chic restaurant attached that serves Milanese style Italian food. The gnocchi was perfectly soft and the cappuccino was perfection. The only disappointment was that there is no Splenda. That being my only complaint, I would call that a shopping success.


10 Corso Como
1 Fulton St.
(212) 265-9500
Contact: Zac


Sunday, September 16, 2018

NYFW: Five Minutes with ... Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff began her eponymous label in 2001 with a five-piece capsule collection. She gained attention in 2005 after she designed the Morning After Bag – her bags are named after “the stages of love”. Minkoff relaunched womenswear in 2009, focusing on boho, feminine styles with a rock chick edge. Today the brand is known for its edgy accessories, and stud detailing is a signature aesthetic and is stocked by more than 900 retailers worldwide, among them Selfridges in the UK and US department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. I sat down with the designer at her New York Fashion Week launch of ‘I am Many’ to discuss the brand and the idea behind her newest campaign.





LD: For one who’s always put females first, how do you think that’s contributed to the brand’s success?

RM: It’s only natural that once I got moving that it was time to pay that forward. I know it’s been part of my success but I have no way to quantify it.

LD: Who are some of your female mentors or women that you admire?

RM: I want to get rid of the idea that we have to have mentors. A woman who inspires me is Jessica Alba as an entrepreneur and founder of a company. She has really put in the blood, sweat and tears into her company. She is a mom of three. She is someone that I’m always like, “Yeees.”

LD: What way has the Minkoff girl changed over the years and how?

RM: I think the Minkoff girl originally liked me for my bags. That’s what I started with and then we grew up together. I was the same age as my customer and then I know that I can’t forget who I was at 27 and who I was at 23. I want to make sure that the young people that are just about to buy their first bag that I am that person for them. So I really have taken it back and grown for those who are 45 and older.

LD: Do you think it’s hard to speak to the 27-year-old girl now and the 45-year-old woman?

RM: I think you have to offer different products. The messaging is very much the same because as woman, and as multi-faceted woman, we are all hitting these milestones. You know you’re about to hit it or you’re close and you’re seeing other people around you hit it. So I think it allows for more inclusivity.

LD: What’s your goal with the ‘I Am Many’ campaign?

RM: What I would really love is if more people would share the different sides of themselves. That they are emboldened and more confident because if you’re just by yourself doing one thing and you fail, you think, “I suck.” If today you think ‘I was a great mom but a shitty boss,’ ‘Yesterday I was a great athlete but a shitty mom,’ then you can take confidence in the things you are good at and lean on those.

LD: Since you’ve started, how as the culture of fashion changed for women?

RM: It’s more inclusive. Not inclusive enough when it comes to race, color, opportunities. I think that conversation is just starting and needs to get a lot stronger.

LD: So what’s next?

RM: I launch my podcast on September 18th. I thought you just had to flip a switch and say, ‘talk to me’ but it’s so much work. It’s more work than I ever imagined but it’s really fun. When you have been doing the same thing for 13-years, it’s really fun to do something new and learn something.

LD: Isn’t it hard to start a new project when you’re already stretched for time?

RM: I think that’s where the team comes in. I think not enough woman can admit that they have a whole team that helps them. I am very vocal that I am able to do so many things because I have a whole team. I am able to leave the office because someone says, “I got this, you go ahead.” You don’t have any more hours in the day than I do but I have more brick layers.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Barneys Gift Card Promotion

Not sure what to do this weekend? We suggest you head to Barneys.





Through Sunday, Barneys shoppers can earn a $25 gift card for every $250 you spend. Purchases over $500 will get you even more. Accrued gift cards are redeemable for merchandise from September 28 through October 21.

The only exclusions are Louboutin shoes (handbags are included in the promo), Chanel and Celine. That leaves lots of the prime fall fashion from which to choose (or shoes.) Gucci, Fendi, and Dior are included in the promotion. We would suggest going for a logo Fendi tote, a Dior visor (for ski season đŸ˜‰), a Balenciaga logo cardigan, a Prada puffer or maybe a lipstick print skirt.

The 'Infinity' promotion is available at Barneys stores nationwide, on the website and at BarneysWarehouse. (Designer collections are an extra 30% off!)

Be warned, however, Barneys will most likely not extend the dates if the cards aren't used during the specified window of time. So be sure to enjoy your meal at Fred's and go back next week to use those gift cards!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NYFW: Five Minutes with Sally LaPointe

Interview by Cameron Towsen: FrontRowEdit


Sally, congratulations on another beautiful show. Can you tell me more about your collection and inspiration for this season?

SLP: Thank you very much! Yes, this season was inspired by the comic book East of West, a Science Fiction western set in a dystopian America. I wanted the collection to reflect the mood of the books, which was a mix of traditional and modern. It was an exploration of color and material.

How do you and the team forecast and plan for the season ahead?


SLP: We plan very far in advance. Being a small team, it is what we have found works for us. I’m not a last-minute kind of designer, I don’t operate on stress. We start each season about six months out. I am actually working on Fall 2019 right now so that should tell you something! I feel lucky for the team I have, they keep me on track.

How important is a show location/set design to tell your story?

SLP: I think it’s everything. I love the drama and the 360 experience you get with a show. I love scouting new places to show, and working with my production team Dizon Inc to bring the collection to life with the set.



In what way would you describe the SLP girl?

SLP: Cool, easy and luxe.

Where is the most offbeat place you have found inspiration?


SLP: Great question! I find inspiration in a lot of different places, I would say one of my favorites was about how Lillian Bassman discarded decades’ worth of unprocessed film only to be found years later and developed. I did a whole collection inspired by this.

How did you start in the fashion industry and where did you study?

SLP: I started in the fashion industry knowing nothing, and no-one. I graduated from RISD with my best friend Sarah Adelson and moved to NYC. We both got jobs working corporate for a few years before we decided to just go ahead and start our label. It was a lot of trial and error, but we feel proud that we are 100% self-taught and have built a company organically with a strong team around us.

Since you started out, how do you think the culture of fashion has changed?


SLP: The culture of fashion has changed so much since I started. If I’m honest, it feels a bit political at times, which distracts from the core of fashion which is a beautiful product, raw talent, and having something meaningful to say.

What is next for the brand?


SLP: We have so many new things happening with the brand. We have some great new partnerships coming soon, we have launched a capsule e-commerce collection on our website, so there are some major things shifting right now which are very exciting to me.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Neiman Marcus Extra 25% Off Clearance

Just when you thought all the sales were done, Neiman Marcus comes and proves us wrong. Clearance merchandise has already hit over 75% off and the additional 25% off promotion brings the total savings to nearly 85% off. The promotion is only available online but includes clothing, shoes, and bags.




The shoe assortment is especially interesting. We found these Manolo Blahnik slide sandals for $252 from $675, NO.21 sandal mules are $171 from $760 and Gianvito Rossi d'Orsay heels are $372 from nearly $1000.

The clothing selection is quite good too. This No. 21 silk floral print gown isn't given justice in the picture but it's a true stunner and a steal for $600 from $1600 and this lace top is also a classic for $162 from $865. Here is a very on-trend Tom Ford dress for $840 from $4500 and this white one is only $540. Some less expensive options include this metallic leather moto jacket for $234 from $700 (and yes, it's real leather) and a Rebecca Taylor linen jacket for $185 from $500. We also happened upon Kim Seybert napkin rings for $5 apiece, which is a true steal.

This sale runs through Wednesday (and then there will be an 'extra bonus day' on Thursday.) We don't expect prices to get any lower. There are so many great fashionable items that it's really worth taking the time to sort and scroll. Just take note, that shipping is free but returns are not.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Fashion Week Trends Spring '19: Marigold

We are just a few days into fashion week and it doesn't take long for trends to emerge. We are rounding out the top trends. Expect to see these looks on the street and in pages of your favorite fashion magazines next Spring.





Millennial pink, move over! A not so mellow yellow is taking the runway spotlight for Spring '19. The exact shade has been coined marigold but subtle variations include sunflower yellow and mustard. It's like the sun itself took a magic wand and added it' glow. Hugo Boss added his sunshine to a jumpsuit, Tory Burch used a marigold color crochet over a white shell, Neem Khan plans to brighten your evening with a marigold ball skirt topped with a silver halter top.

You don't need to wait until next Spring to get ahead of the trend. Scroll through above to see what we found available in stores now.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nordstrom Summer Sale 70% Off

School has officially started but that doesn't change the fact that it is still technically Summer. Just step outside if you don't believe us. It feels like sticking your head in a 400-degree oven!





Well, if you don't mind, we are going to jump ahead and indulge in a few last end-of-season sales. Nordstrom is offering up to 60% off designer merchandise that's really ideal for Fall.

We found the $7000 Saint Laurent Yeti boots discounted 40%-- which still brings the total price to $4200. Not exactly a bargain but they are full price at every other retailer. Over this way, we found Balenciaga silver boots discounted 60% or $876 from $2200. This Canada Goose hooded parka is reduced to $630 from $850 and this Veronica Beard classic jacket duo is $475 from nearly $800.

The sale only runs through September 9. There seems to be a lot of great Fall options but if you're still in luck if you're still filling n your end-of-Summer wardrobe.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Barneys Warehouse Sale Summer '18

The thermometer certainly does not look like Fall but a nice discount can add a breath of fresh air to your day-- even in this heat. Right now, Barneys Warehouse is offering extra discounts up to an additional 60% off sale merchandise. The added savings brings the markdown to 85% on some items.





The online Barneys Warehouse sale has some of the top fashions from last seasons' collections. Patent leather Miu Miu boots are $240 from almost $1100, a very pretty Chloe crochet dress is $700 from nearly $4000 and Calvin Klein platform sandals are $160 from $900. The clearance sale may be even better for men. It's really worth sorting through.


The Labor Day promotion also includes non-clearance items. The discount is an addiitional 30% and includes a wide assortment of Miu Miu bags. Over here are Aquazzura fur sandals that are $420 from $1000. (You might just want to cuddle with them.) Gingham Paul Andrew heels are $250 from $675.

This promotion runs through September 5. Be sure to also check out the home items and kids' selections. Shopping online is so much better than the old conventional warehouse sale. The prices are just as good and there are no lines!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Global Fashions Italian Designer Sample Sale

You might be sad that Summer is over but Global Fashions is hosting an Italian designer sample sale that will provide the opportunity to shop yourself into some happiness. We got a sneak peek of some of the merchandise included in the sale and you won't be disappointed.



The sample sale space is filled to the brim with new merchandise for the new season. Handbags, shoes, and accessories are discounted 70% and clothing is reduced between 70% and 80% off retail. You can click here to see pictures inside the sale. Some highlights include a Glam Lock bag that's now $680 from $2245, Rockstud heels are about $300 from $1000 and a silk dress with a celestial print is almost $1800 from nearly $9000.

The best part is that a lot of the merchandise is from Fall and Winter collections, which means you can get a jump on updating your 'back-to-school' and holiday wardrobe. There is also an impressive men's selection, including jackets, sneakers, and backpacks. That's in addition to the ornate clothing and gorgeous shoes and bags for women-- of course!

The sale will only run for three days. If you attended the last sale, you know how quickly the best merchandise was gone. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Global Fashions Summer Warehouse Sale
Tuesday, September 4 through Thursday, September 6
9am-6pm daily
49 W. 38th Street between 5th & 6th (Main floor)

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